Play On! Parasport

parasport_logo2Para Sport Ontario and Parasport or Paralympic athlete ambassadors and coaches are offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity for those in wheelchairs to try a variety of sports. Starting in the new year of 2015 the program will run weekly at two Pan Am/Parapan Am sporting venues – the Etobicoke Olympium and the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. This one-of-a-kind program will allow those of all ages with disabilities such as visual impairments, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, amputations or other physical disabilities with the chance to try numerous parasports in a fun and supportive atmosphere free to residence of Toronto.

The program will introduce a variety of parasports such as goalball, boccia, para-swimming, para-athletics (wheelchair racing and other track events), wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair  tennis, wheelchair curling, sledge hockey and more, in four- and six-week blocks. Participants can also bring along their siblings or friends to join in on the fun.

The program is just in time for the Parapan Am games, coming to Toronto this summer and will hopefully increase awareness for the upcoming events. Allowing those to have an opportunity, not only to develop basic skill in a sport but also to connect with the athletes and coaches while hearing and learning about their personal stories.

 

WINTER 2015 PROGRAMMING

Register by calling 416-338-4FUN or online

at Toronto Fun


Boccia

Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke

Begins January 6th – January 20th every Tuesday from 6:00pm until 8:00pm  Registration Codes:

Child (6-12 years old) – 2673896

Youth (13-17 years old) – 2673898

Adult (18+ years old) – 2673894

Athletics 

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), 875 Morningside Road, Scarborough Begins January 11th, 2015 – February 15th, 2015 every Sunday from 12:00pm until 2:00pm

Registration Codes:

Child (6-12 years old) – 2673895

Youth (13-17 years old) – 2673897

Adult (18+ years old) – 2673899

Wheelchair Tennis

Etobicoke Olympium, 590 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke

Begins January 27th, 2015 – February 10th, 2015 every Tuesday from 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Registration Codes:

Child (6-12 years old) – 2673896

Youth (13-17 years old) – 2673898

Adult (18+ years old) – 2673894

Sledge Hockey

Etobicoke Olympium and Centennial Arena.

Begins February 17th, 2015 – March 24th, 2015 every Tuesday from 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Registration Codes:

Child (6-12 years old) – 2673896

Youth (13-17 years old) – 2673898

Adult (18+ years old) – 2673894

**NOTE: The first 3 weeks will take place indoors at the Etobicoke Olympium. The remaining weeks will be on ice at Centennial Arena.

Para Swimming

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC), 875 Morningside Road, Scarborough Begins February 22nd, 2015 – March 29th, 15th, 2015 every Sunday from 12:00pm until 2:00pm

Registration Codes:

Child (6-12 years old) – 2673895

Youth (13-17 years old) – 2673897

Adult (18+ years old) – 2673899

Wheelchair Curling

Centennial Arena, 246 Centennial Park Rd, Etobicoke

Begins March 10th, 2014 – March 24th every Tuesday from 6:00pm until 8:00pm Registration Codes:

Child (6-12 years old) – 2673896

Youth (13-17 years old) – 2673898

Adult (18+ years old) – 2673894

 

 

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